Crochet iPhone Case – Quick and Easy Pattern

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Quick and easy iPhone case.

Quick and easy iPhone case.

Crochet iPhone Case – Lately I’ve been feeling a burning desire to start crocheting again (I think it was around Christmas the last time I picked up a hook).  At this time of year, it’s not like we need scarves, cowls or beanies so I wasn’t sure what I should make but then I saw some really cute iPhone cases on Pinterest and thought that would be a great project to get me back in the crocheting game again. I looked at a few patterns and in the end, just sort of came up with my own design.  It’s ridiculously easy and quick – it took me about an hour and I’m a pretty slow crocheter. Even beginners can handle this fun project.


  • Size 5 bulky weight yarn in 1 or 2 colors – approx. 35 yards –  (I used Bernat Roving) 
  • Crochet hook 1 size smaller than recommended on yarn packaging (I used 5.5mm or US 9)
  • Button of your choice
  • Thread
  • Darning needle
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Your phone (to make sure the fit is what you want)

This case will have a more structured feel and appearance if you keep the tension on this firm and tight and consistent throughout the project.

  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • ch = chain

Click here if you have any trouble knowing or remembering which stitches these are.

Keep in mind I’m a novice pattern maker so I hope this all makes sense.

iPhone Case Pattern Instructions:

  1. Make a slip knot and then chain 6 to 8 chain stitches (ch) together. Remember to keep the tension pretty tight.  Basically you want to have the chain be the same width of your phone when the chain is stretched firmly.  If you want the case to have a snug fit, (ch) 6 but if you want it a little more loose and roomy then (ch) 7 or 8 stitches. 
  2. Round 2. Not turning your work, (sc) in the second chain from the end (the same end your hook is) and continue this in every stitch back across the entire row. 2 (sc) in the last stitch.
  3. Round 3. With your work still facing you, turn around the corner so that you’re now working into your original chain and still working right to left, 2 (sc) in the first stitch then (sc) the rest of the stitches in the row except 2(sc) in the last stitch. Repeat this for as many rows you need until you have achieved the correct width to fit the bottom of your phone (probably about 3-5 rows total depending on how snug or roomy you want your cover).  Keep your phone handy to test and make sure the fit is good.
  4. Round 4, 5 or 6 onward. 1 (sc) in each stitch for each row until you’re near the top of your phone.
  5. Second last row. Here you can either keep your yarn color the same or add your second color. Starting at one side of the case, do one more row of (sc) and then at the end of that row change to 1 (sl st) in each stitch.  When you reach the exact middle of your case, (ch) 30 stitches so that you have a long chain and then do 1 (sl st) in the stitch that your chain originated in so that the chain becomes a loop that will go over the button.  Then carry on around the rest of the row until you’re back where you started. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends with your darning needle.
  6. Put your phone in the case and pull the chained loop over.  Mark where the end of your loop falls, centered on the case, and then stitch your button on in that exact spot.

You could use this pattern for any phone or tablet, just increase a number of stitches at the beginning to accommodate for the extra width. These would make great gifts too.


18 Comments on Crochet iPhone Case – Quick and Easy Pattern

  1. Victor
    June 21, 2013 at 10:21 AM (8 years ago)

    I’d love to make an iPad version for my wife in bright pink or red, so she won’t lose it anymore!

  2. Monica // mon makes things
    June 27, 2013 at 6:55 PM (8 years ago)

    I love this! So cozy and cute. Your simple use of color is lovely. šŸ™‚

  3. diana fox
    December 22, 2013 at 12:34 AM (8 years ago)

    After the first 2 rows where you do 2sc on each end, do you keep doing the 2 on each end as you go up or just keep going as it is after row2?

  4. Tamika
    February 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM (8 years ago)

    Thanks to you, I made one for my iPod. I made a few mistakes but love it. Will need to try it again. Thanks for posting!

  5. nicole
    March 15, 2014 at 5:51 AM (8 years ago)

    so cute nice work thanks for sharing

  6. Keri
    April 29, 2014 at 4:17 PM (8 years ago)

    Is it possible I can use worsted yarn? It’s all I have at the moment, just wondering! Thank you.

    • Jamey
      May 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM (8 years ago)

      I try everything… honestly, I’m not the best at following patterns to the tee. I tend to try my own thing and see if it works or not. So give it a try!
      ~ Jamey

  7. Lisa
    April 30, 2014 at 1:02 AM (8 years ago)

    Do you think this would be a pattern I could teach 4th and 5th grader girls? They are beginner crocheters. I am a teacher and thinking of fun activities to do with students after school. Thank you!

    • Jamey
      May 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM (8 years ago)

      You may want to test it out on one or two kids that age and see if they can pick it up or not. Sorry, I don’t have/know kids that age so it’s difficult for me to judge. Good luck.
      ~ Jamey

  8. Cathy
    August 26, 2014 at 12:44 PM (7 years ago)

    Finally someone wrote a pattern the way I would have done it by working in rounds around the foundation chain. Some patterns call for sewing the bottom Yuck! Why do that when this is so easy and really secure and time saving. Also very cute!

  9. Helen
    November 11, 2014 at 9:21 PM (7 years ago)

    Love it! Especially love the colour combination of the grey & fuschia. Great job. Can’t wait to try! Tks for sharing yr pattern & yr talent.

  10. Mary Anne
    June 2, 2015 at 9:21 AM (7 years ago)

    I am in the process of creating a website for my new company TwoTwigs. We sell ergonomic crochet hooks. I would love to include some of your photos with links to your site. Would that be OK? Please confirm.
    Mary Anne

  11. Kelly Cofield
    September 10, 2015 at 6:24 AM (6 years ago)

    Thank you for your blog Quite honestly it is the ONLY WEBSITE THAT HAS DOWN TO EARTH PATTERNS WITHOUT THE FANCY STITCHES.
    Most sites are confusing and usually someone has such a big ego it just seems like they are showing off what they know rather than teaching you what you want to know.
    You are really a breath of fresh air and I will look at your website First!!

    • Jamey
      September 30, 2015 at 10:16 AM (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much Kelly for your lovely comments. I don’t usually crochet anything too complicated myself… probably why my patterns are relatively simple. It’s nice to have the feedback, it’s so appreciated.

      ~ Jamey

  12. Anee Lee
    January 15, 2016 at 1:07 PM (6 years ago)

    Hi Jamey,
    This is super cute – thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Keith Lyman
    July 25, 2018 at 11:21 PM (3 years ago)

    It was a very nice and informative blog the content was very precise Thanks for sharing this with us

  14. Raelee
    February 23, 2019 at 1:02 PM (3 years ago)

    Hi Jamey, thank you so much for this little delight, I love it so much Iā€™m going to make several & sell them at the markets & will give you a shout out on instagram. Much love from Raelee @ homeMADE WITH A SMILE ?

  15. Anonymous
    June 6, 2021 at 11:02 PM (6 months ago)

    I will make this for my phone


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